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Presidents Letter

It is a pleasure to serve as the 2015 President of the AIA Orange County Chapter this year. As a Board, we have set ambitious goals for 2015 that we believe will strengthen our service to our members.  This year we will be focusing on better ways to connect with members through engaging programs that attract the interest of our entire membership.  Please review the monthly newsletters for events and programs as we look to creating new AIA experiences..   We will also be conducting an outreach program where we will be visiting numerous firms to better understand their expectations of the AIA and how we might better serve our 800+ members.  During our firm visits, we will be introducing opportunities for companies to recruit, while providing incentives to new members within the firm. 


We are always interested in hearing from our members on how we can add more value to AIA membership. Feel free to contact any one of the board members if you have suggestions that may help us to best serve you.. They're contact info is located at


We look forward to providing a well-balanced organization that serves the interests of all members within our profession and celebrates the creative architects and designers that make up our community. 


John Danielian, AIA

President - AIA Orange County


Architecture Beyond Earth: The International Space Station

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Technology for Storytelling - How to Reach New Clients and Engage a Global Community

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Flush Doors 101- AIAOC Lunch Program for AIA, AIAOC Members

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 

1 HSW Learn More



Join a Study Group! 

AIAOC HAS THE 2014 KAPLAN STUDY MATERIAL! Email: for more information. A growing group of AIAOC Associate members have been holding weekly study sessions in Irvine from 7-9pm on Wednesday evenings. Email Executive Director Jeffrey Gill at  for more information. Click Here for reference  materials that are now available for check out.


At Your Service

President Bill Clinton Keynote Speaker

Join us May 14 for a keynote address by President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation, and 42nd President of the United States. Learn More


Gain Credibility and Showcase Your AIAOC Affiliation with the Logo Badge!

We are excited to announce participation in the Houzz Affiliation Badge Program. Houzz has become the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. With more than 25 million homeowners using Houzz every month, we know that using Houzz can help you build your brand and grow your business. The Badge Program will let you showcase your AIA Orange County affiliation right on your profile.


Please follow us on Houzz and add the AIA badge to your Houzz professional profile today!

It takes less than a minutes; here's how to do it:

1. Go to Your Houzz, then "Edit Profile." Scroll down to Affiliations

2. In the text box, start typing the name of our organization.

3. Click on our organization name, then click the Add button. Make sure to click "Update" to save your changes. 


Click the green text below to edit your profile now or create a free profile if your company is not yet on Houzz.




Your Advocacy in Action

Did you know part of being an AIA member is to support local advocacy efforts?  Click here to find out more about how AIA is making a difference in California and how you can participate Learn More



2015 TurnKey Conference

Enter Your Project to Win a 2015 TurnKey Award!

The TurnKey Conference, hosted by ALN Magazine and ALN World, presents a yearly award to recognize outstanding achievements in the design/build of a new building or renovation project that includes a laboratory animal facility. The award is intended to showcase new ideas and accomplishments in facility design, construction, renovation and operation.


The successful nomination should include a case study of the project including goals, scope of the project, any special requirements or restrictions that had to be considered, new ideas or technology that were incorporated, compliance issues, and the communication and coordination between the different stakeholders involved in the project.


Note that in order to be considered, the facility must have been completed no earlier than July 1, 2013.


One representative of the winning Facility of the Year team will receive a free registration to attend the TurnKey Conference, as well as hotel accommodations and a travel stipend (up to $500). A plaque of achievement will be presented at the TurnKey Awards luncheon during the conference along with an announcement appearing in ALN Magazine.


Nomination Deadline
Nomination package deadline: February 17, 2015
Winner notification: March 4, 2015


About the TurnKey Conference
The TurnKey Conference, sponsored by ALN Magazine and ALN World, is an annual conference offering programs specifically geared toward building or renovating laboratory animal facilities. The TurnKey Conference will be held in May 7 & 8, 2015 in San Diego, Calif. Click on the following link for details and to learn more about the TurnKey Conference.

Send submissions to:

Elizabeth Doughman
Editor in Chief, ALN Magazine and ALN World



2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards | Call for Entries

To encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries, the AIA and the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association created this award to distinguish accomplishments in library architecture

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AIA National Photography Competition

AIA St. Louis announces the opening of the 2015 AIA National Photography Competition, with deadline of April 1, 2015. 

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General Information

AIA Contract Documents

New AIA Contract Documents Just Added!  Now, AIA Documents-on-Demand allows you to access 113 AIA Contract Documents anytime, anywhere. Each document can be downloaded and printed once you complete the purchase process. Both MAC and PC users can use this service. Learn More


2015 Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of our success! AIAOC 2015 Sponsorship is avalibe now!


View the current AIA Orange County Sponsors HERE

2015 AIA Honor Award Recipients
The recipients of five of the AIA's Honor Awards for 2015 have been announced, including the Gold Medal, the Architecture Firm Award, and the Edward C. Kemper Award Read More

AIA Prioritizes Resilient Design, Product Transparency
New statements on resilience and healthy materials expand the AIA's environmental advocacy.
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Architects Aim to Make Us Healthier
Scientific American explores how architects are working with medical professionals to make the built environment healthier for the public 
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2015 AIA President
Richter, CEO of Richter Architects in Corpus Christi, Texas, was inaugurated as the 91st President of the AIA Read More

Architects Issue Statement on Congressional Extension of 179D
Congressional Extension of 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction
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Join AIA Today!
Instantly expand your support network by more than 83,000 colleagues.Become a member and secure your future today. Read More
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